Pupils’ history wish is granted at Castle Hill

THE colourful history of Huntingdon s Castle Hill, which includes a rebellion against the king at the end of the 12th century, can be found on a new information panel. The board was commissioned after a suggestion by Year Eight pupils at Hinchingbrooke Sc

THE colourful history of Huntingdon's Castle Hill, which includes a rebellion against the king at the end of the 12th century, can be found on a new information panel.

The board was commissioned after a suggestion by Year Eight pupils at Hinchingbrooke School who were involved in a project to improve the site in 2005.

Following grants from Huntingdon Freemen's Charity, Huntingdonshire Local History Society, Heritage Lottery Fund and Cambridgeshire County Council, the idea has become reality.

The specially designed panel tells the story of Huntingdon's castle site from the time of the Viking invasions right up to the present day.

The Norman castle once stood on the site by Huntingdon's ring road but was pulled down at the end of the 12th century after a rebellion against the king.

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